65 days. Open Pollinated. Famous New Mexico chile from the farming town of Chimayo in northern New Mexico, at 5,900ʹ elevation. Medium hot, 3-5” long fruit are probably the earliest Southwestern chile to ripen to red. Thin skinned and easy to dry. In our opinion, Chimayo is in the running for best tasting chile powder. Since it is not too hot, you can use it in large quantities and achieve flavor nirvana, not heat nirvana. A Renewing America’s Food Traditions variety listed with the Ark of Taste as a threatened American food tradition.